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4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/03/2012  First Issue
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ADDRESS LINE


Technical name: N/A
METeOR identifier: N/A
METeOR definition: N/A
This is an additional data element, requested for the following purposes:

  • geo-coding to ASGC 2010 (Collection District) and ASGS 2011 (Mesh Block/Statistical Area Level 1) if jurisdictions are unable to undertake coding,
  • validating jurisdictional geo-coding,
  • validating matched SLKs, and
  • validating other address components.

Scope
Inclusions: For all children enrolled in a preschool program include:
  • The address line of the child's parent or guardian, with whom the child spends the majority of their time, which may include:
      • Apartment/Flat/Unit number (if any)
      • House/property number
      • Street name
Exclusions:
  • The post office box address of the child's parent or guardian.
  • The address line of any other parent or guardian of the child that is not the parent or guardian with whom the child spends the majority of their time.
  • Children not enrolled in a preschool program.

Underlying Concepts
Concept: Address line.
Nominal definition: The complete street address component of a child's address that identifies the child's place of usual residence.
Operational definition: The street address component of a child's parent or guardian's address, that identifies where the child's parent or guardian lives, reported for the parent or guardian with whom the child spends the majority of their time.
Supporting data elements: The following data elements are used in conjunction with Address line to geo-code an address to Collection District (CD) and Mesh Block/Statistical Area Level 1 (MB/SA1) for the data elements Area of usual residence - ASGC 2010 (Collection District) and Area of usual residence - ASGS 2011 (Mesh Block/Statistical Area Level 1): Address line can also be used to validate CD codes, MB/SA1 codes or other supplied address data elements.
Conceptual issues:
  • The Address line for the child should be reported using the concept of 'usual residence', which is nominally defined as 'the place where the person has or intends to live for 6 months or more'.
  • Operationally, the address details of the child's parent or guardian are recorded as it is assumed that the child lives with the parent or guardian and it is infeasible for children in scope of this collection to self-report. It is also not operationally possible to confirm whether the address provided on the service provider records is the place that the parent or guardian has or intends to live for 6 months or more, in accordance with the nominal definition of 'usual residence'.
  • Operationally, the Address line should reflect that of the parent or guardian with whom the child spends the majority of their time.

Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Text
Data type: String
Format: [x(180)] 0 -180 characters, for example: Unit 1, 10 High Street.
Maximum character length: 180
Supplementary values:
      ns - Not stated/inadequately described

2.1.15 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS


Edit specificationsEdit resolution

1.
If field is blank.Provide a valid address line, otherwise amend to code ‘ns’.

2.
If field is a post office address.Provide a valid geographic address.



Guide for Use
If a jurisdiction is able to accurately code complete address information to both CD and MB/SA1, for the data elements Area of usual residence - ASGC 2010 (Collection District) and Area of usual residence - ASGS 2011 (Mesh Block/Statistical Area Level 1), there is no requirement to provide this data element. However, if jurisdictions do not provide Address line in addition to both CD and MB/SA1 codes, detailed information on jurisdictional geo-coding processes and validations should be provided to the ABS.

Counting rules:
  • Collect the place of usual residence of the child's parent or guardian, obtained from the child's enrolment record.
  • Record the address line of the place of usual residence of the parent or guardian with whom the child spends the majority of their time. If the child spends 50% with one parent/guardian and 50% with the other, record the 1st address recorded.
  • Include those children who are living outside of the jurisdiction's borders, if the child attends preschool within the jurisdiction. For example, a child living in Queanbeyan that attends a preschool within Canberra, would be recorded within the ACT jurisdictional data set, not the NSW data set.
  • For children boarding at a boarding school, report the address of the child's parent or guardian, not the boarding school.

Classification Definitions
CODE ns - Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the address of the child's parent or guardian is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the address is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.

Other Information
Related aggregate data elements: No related aggregate data element.

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